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6th Knowledge and Learning Market: Value chains demystified
   Levelling off the participants of the 6th Knowledge and Learning Market of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was the session on demystifying value chains towards a market-driven IFAD impact pathway. Majority of the KLM6 participants were the implementers of IFAD-funded grant and investment programs with the government of the Philippines.  ...
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Bhutan+10: Panel Discussions of Gender Issues Continued
/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=b9aa9a1d-9900-4f1c-a8b3-f9603177f754&groupId=12834 Bhutan+10: Panel Discussions of Gender Issues Continued   The conference entitled Bhutan+10: Gender and Sustainable Mountain Development in a Changing World moved produtively. There were 4 parallel panel discussions for the third day, including gender and income generation, gender and REDD,...
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Models of Value Chain Development in Rural China
In the recent south-south cooperation workshop, participants had a field visit in Shanxi province to see the practice of  value chain development and market access. It is quite interesting. The agri-business we visited included grain, livestock ( milk cow), and vegetables.  It was found out that there is always a " hub"  playing an important role in the value chain...
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Are high food prices good or bad?
  People normally think high food prices are bad, or at least bad to net consumers, although good to net producers. As many small holders and the poor are the net consumers, they are vulnerable to high food prices. The memory of 2008 food crisis is still fresh to many people: the high food prices exaggerated poverty and pushed more than 100 million people into hunger in 2008  (WFP,...
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Ian Thorpe writes on stories that are "Too good to be true"
In his personal web log entitled KM on a Dollar a Day, Ian Thorpe fellow UN staff member writes about the down side of success stories and how they can sometimes get in the way of really learning and improving.  I found this so pertinent to our work here in IFADAsia, that I couldnt help but re-print in full Ian's blog of today 21 June 2012.  Read and reflect... (and if you are...
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